The haulage charges on Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd network will be 50 per cent lower compared to the freight tariff in the Indian Railways (IRs), DFCCIL MD Anurag Sachan told media during a two-day construction site visit of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) here.
The Indian Railways has installed a squat machine at the Anand Vihar station and 30 squats in 180 seconds in front of the machine will generate a free platform ticket, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal posted a video clip of young man doing squats on Twitter
A commercial operation of 'Kashi Mahakal Express' commenced from February 21. BJP MP Shankar Lalwani flagged off 'Kashi Mahakal Express' from Indore. 'Kashi Mahakal Express' left Indore for Varanasi on its first commercial run. The 'Kashi Mahakal Express' will operate for three days in a week.
An agreement in principle to start a Tejas Express train between Delhi-Haridwar-Dehradun has been given on a request by the Uttarakhand chief minister, an official release here on Friday quoted Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as saying.
The authority owns some of the prime land across Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad. It plans to unlock value from 74 commercial sites, including six hectares in posh Mumbai areas such as Bandra, Mahalaxmi and near the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Kurla in phases.
The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) is developing the eastern and western freight corridors with a cumulative length of over 3,000 km. “E-commerce players are extremely interested in carrying their consignment through rail because it’s cheaper,” Anurag Sachan, MD, DFCCIL, said.
Officials explained that illegal softwares such as 'ANMS', 'MAC' and 'Jaguar' would bypass the IRCTC's login captcha, booking captcha and bank OTP to generate tickets, while a genuine user has to go through all these processes.
The train was inaugurated and dedicated to the nation on February 15 last year and it started its commercial run from New Delhi to Varanasi two days later (February 17, 2019). The Vande Bharat Express covers the distance between New Delhi and Varanasi in eight hours and runs on all days of the week, except Monday and Thursday.
The Cabinet has cleared the proposal before it made its way into the budget text, the Minister told reporters in response to a volley of questions on the subject. Out of the Rs 18,600 crore project cost, the Centre and Karnataka will share 20% each, while 60% of the project financing will come from multilateral lending institutions, she said.
The train staff had "temporarily put the photos of Shri Mahakaal" on an upper berth during the inaugural run on Sunday to perform pooja, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) said in a statement. AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi questioned the move and tweeted a photo of the Preamble of the Constitution, tagging the Prime Minister's Office (PMO).
After successfully running two Tejas Express trains between New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad, the IRCTC launched its third such service - Kashi Mahakal Express - between Varanasi and Indore on February 16. The train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi will flag off the third IRCTC operated train Kashi Mahakal Express via video conferencing from Varanasi, where he is slated to launch 36 projects worth Rs 1,057 crore. Earlier the IRCTC has successfully launched two Tejas Express trains on New Delhi-Lucknow and Mumbai-Ahmedabad routes.
PM Modi will flag off the superfast fully air-conditioned passenger train on Sunday and the commercial run will start from February 20. The train will cover 1,131 km between Varanasi and Indore via Lucknow and a distance of 1,102 km between Varanasi and Indore via Prayagraj (Allahabad) in approximately 19 hours.
At a press briefing, Railway Board chairman said the priority of the railways in the next five years is to complete its 50 remaining super critical projects, augmenting capacity in order to introduce 1,500 new trains. Top on the list is the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) which was declared a "national project" in 2002.